I asked Melissa if there were any articles I could write for her blog and she pointed out that there are a lot of fun TAG articles out there. I had never heard of these articles before but they really are fun to read and to fill out! So I hope you guys will have fun reading this one and get to know me just a little bit better. 😊
1. Find a book for each of your initials
A: Amanda by Kay Hooper.
D: Deep Blue ( Waterfire Saga 1 ) by Jennifer Donnelly.
Amanda is actually a book I read years ago and I wanted to read it at first just because the main character was named Amanda. I know, kind of geeky but still, fun! This was actually a great book with a nice plot and some twists along the way. Wouldn’t recommend it for young readers but adults will find this amusing. I think this book used to belong to my mom.
Deep Blue is a young adult series I read years ago about mermaids and ever since this first novel I have fallen in love with this series and Jennifer Donnelly. Unfortunately I haven’t got the chance yet to read any of her other books.
2. Count your age along your bookshelf: What book is it?
I could copy and paste the blurb here but it’s in Dutch. It’s a nice fantasy story for Dutch readers so look it up Dutchies!
3. Pick a book set in your city/country
In my city is going to be impossible because I live in a very small town but when it comes to my country there are plenty and there is a very specific book which I love, taking place in our capital Amsterdam!
It’s The House of Dolls ( Poppenhuis ) bij David Hewson. A crime novel about a Dutch detective in Amsterdam. His daughter was kidnapped years ago and has been lost since. It is one of the major storylines in this book.
4. Pick a book that represents a destination
you’d love to travel to
Hogwarts, duh. I mean, who wouldn’t want to spend their time in Hogwarts between wizards and witches, playing Quidditch and feasting on all that wonderful food?! Plus the animals. I love magical animals.
5. Pick a book/cover that’s your favorite color
Pink is one of my favorite colors and I find these covers on the Dutch versions of the Throne of Glass series mesmerizing. Absolutely gorgeous. I was so bummed to figure out that the Dutch cover for Cresent City wasn’t as half as gorgeous as the English edition.
6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
Too many to name really. My love for reading started a long, long time ago and I actually love horses as well so there was a book series in Dutch about a girl called Bianca, her group of friends and their horses. It has over 60 installments and I loved reading those books and dream about being a part of her inner circle and ride horses with them. My love for fantasy was stirred as soon as I started reading Harry Potter. What I love most about this series is that it gave me such a lively imagination and when I saw the movies many things I had imagined looked like that in the film. James Patterson and John Grisham ignited my love for thrillers.
7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
I hated and loved the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind all at the same time. While I admire many aspects of his writing I also found his books to have large tedious parts and sometimes I felt he was just piling words on words on words on words without it going anywhere.
He is an amazing writer though. I have a lot of respect for his talent.
Also, the Empress, sequel to the Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid.
That plot just made absolutely no sense. At all.
8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?
That is a tough question and a question I have no answer to. I am one of those readers who will only read books they immediately feel drawn to. I will never ever in my entire life read another book I did not want to read in the first place. I had to read several novels for school and they selected which ones and some of those books were horrendous. It put me off reading actually. So that is never going to happen again. I’m a bit of a, DO judge the book by its cover and blurb kind of reader.
We’ve come to the end of this article, I would like to thank Melissa for giving me the opportunity of writing this TAG article and I am really looking forward to hear your answers on the following question:
Which book do you have the fondest memories of?